Degree Requirements

All students are required to complete overall degree requirements in addition to their major.  Please see Degree Completion Requirements for full details for students entering in the 2022-2023 catalog year. 

Those students who started at Hiram prior to the 2022-2023 academic year will follow the Degree Requirements outlined in your catalog of record.

Major Requirements

Students must earn a grade of C or higher in all required courses as sociology majors.

A major in sociology consists of:

SOCI 15500INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY:CA4
SOCI 20100SOCIAL PROBLEMS:ES4
or SOCI 22300 SOCIAL INEQUALITY
SOCI 45200SOCIAL THEORY4
SOCI 45500RESEARCH METHODS4
SOCI 48000SENIOR SEMINAR - CAPSTONE4
MATH 10800STATISTICS:MM 14
12 hours of SOCI electives at the 20000- and 30000-level12
Total Hours36
1

Students may substitute PUBH 20100 EPIDEMIOLOGY&BIOSTATISTICS:MM for MATH 10800 STATISTICS:MM.

NOTE: Students double majoring in sociology and crime, law, and justice will take SOCI 45200 SR SEM:THEORY PERSPECTIVES/CRLJ 45200 SR SEM:THEORY PERSPECTIVES once and count it for both majors. Students will then be required to take both SOCI 48000 SENIOR SEMINAR - CAPSTONE and CRLJ 48000 SENIOR SEMINAR-CAPSTONE.  

Pathway

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall 12 WeekHours
UCS 10101 FIRST-YEAR ENDURING QUESTIONS 4
SOCI 15500 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY:CA 1,2 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours12
Fall 3 Week
Elective, Second Major, Minor Course 3
 Hours3
Spring 12 Week
UCS 20201 ADDRESSING URGENT QUESTIONS 4
SOCI 20100 SOCIAL PROBLEMS:ES 1 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
 Hours12
Spring 3 Week
Elective 4
 Hours4
Second Year
Fall 12 Week
MATH 10800 STATISTICS:MM 1 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
SOCI 2XXXXSOCI Elective 4
 Hours12
Fall 3 Week
Elective, Second Major, Minor Course 3-4
 Hours3-4
Spring 12 Week
SOCI 2XXXXSOCI elective 4
Hiram Core Requirement 4
Elective, Second Major, Minor Course 4
 Hours12
Spring 3 Week
SOCI XXXXX SOCI Elective 3-4
 Hours3-4
Third Year
Fall 12 Week
UCS 30301 URGENT CHALLENGE SEMINAR:TT 4
SOCI 3XXXXSOCI Elective 3-4
Elective, Second Major, Minor Course 4
 Hours11-12
Fall 3 Week
Hiram Core Requirement or Elective 3-4
 Hours3-4
Spring 12 Week
Hiram Core Requirement or Elective 4
SOCI XXXXXSOCI Elective 4
Elective 4
 Hours12
Spring 3 Week
Hiram Connect Experience 3-4
 Hours3-4
Fourth Year
Fall 12 Week
SOCI 45200 SOCIAL THEORY 1,3 4
Elective, Second Major, Minor Course 4
Hiram Core Requirement or Elective 4
 Hours12
Fall 3 Week
SOCI 45500 RESEARCH METHODS 1,3 4
 Hours4
Spring 12 Week
SOCI 48000 SENIOR SEMINAR - CAPSTONE 1,3 4
Hiram Core Requirement or Elective 4
Hiram Core Requirement or Elective 4
 Hours12
Spring 3 Week
Elective, Second Major, Minor Course 3-4
 Hours3-4
 Total Hours121-127
1

Must earn a ‘C’ or better.

2

SOCI 15500 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY:CA is the required pre-requisite for all other sociology courses. 

3

SOCI 45200 SOCIAL THEORY is only offered in the fall 12-week; SOCI 45500 RESEARCH METHODS is only offered in the fall 3-week. SOCI 48000 SENIOR SEMINAR - CAPSTONE is only offered in the spring 12-week.